Bottle and can recycling

Waste recycling is a great way to look after our environment and resources. And, it can also put a little extra cash back in your pocket. Mt Barker Bottle & Can Recycling Depot will pay you 10c for every container you bring in that’s covered by South Australia’s Container Deposit Legislation.

Eligible containers include:

  • soft drink bottles and cans
  • water bottles
  • fruit juice bottles
  • beer bottles and cans
  • flavoured milk cartons

Simply look for this wording on your containers to qualify: 10c refund at collection depots when sold in SA

Other recyclable items we accept

Even if your containers aren’t eligible for the 10c refund, we can still accept most bottles, cans and cartons, along with the following items:

  • non-ferrous scrap metal
    (aluminium, copper, brass, silver, zinc and lead) – paid by the weight and type of metal
  • batteries from motor vehicles – exchange for cash
  • the cardboard cartons which you bring your recyclables in
    (never put your recyclables in plastic bags)

Items we cannot accept

Unfortunately we can’t accept all materials for recycling. These include:

  • large quantities of cardboard
  • large quantities of newspapers
  • ferrous metals (iron and steel)
  • window glass
  • white goods
  • light globes (Mitre 10 take all globes)
  • non-vehicular batteries (Battery World take all batteries)
  • other items marked with the recycling logo
If you’re unsure whether your items can be recycled, please call us on 8391 2700 beforehand to confirm whether we can take them.